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Is there a relationship between eye floaters and depression?

Is there a relationship between eye floaters and depression?

Depression: Depressed people (and those who are anxious) seem to be more aware of what goes on with their bodies. As a result, while there may be no scientific relationship, depressed people may report seeing floaters more than those who are not depressed. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Any connection to lorazepam and eye floaters?

Any connection to lorazepam and eye floaters?

No association: There is no association between this medication and eye floaters. It is possible that the medication may cause some blurry vision which could be perceived as a floater. ...Read more

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Any connection to blepharitis and eye floaters?

Any connection to blepharitis and eye floaters?

Not exactly: If the blepharitis is causing pellets of meibomian oil to float in your tear film that could be perceived as floaters. Dr clancy is correct that there is no connection with vitreous floaters. ...Read more

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Noticing eye floaters after sinus mucocele surgery. Is there a connection? Will it go away with time?

Noticing eye floaters after sinus mucocele surgery. Is there a connection? Will it go away with time?

Not related: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read more

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I recently found out I have birthmark at back of my eye.I also experience eye floaters and am wondering if there is a connection?

I recently found out I have birthmark at back of my eye.I also experience eye floaters and am wondering if there is a connection?

Most birthmarks are: stable, and your retinologist or eye doctor/surgeon can tell for sure. If it's flat and has remained unchanged, then it's less likely to be causing any floaters. If you have a retinal detachment, you could see massive amounts of floaters. But the usual one or two floaters are usually not related to these birthmarks. It's from the vitreous humor aging & changing, and causing shadows on the retina. ...Read more

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Will my eye floaters go away?

Will my eye floaters go away?

Not likely: Eye floaters r little pieces of solidified fluid that the eye globe is filled with (vitreous fluid). When they form, they float around and you will only be aware of them when they float in front of that part of the retina (optic nerve) that is the focus of light that allows us to see. They generally don't go away, and once u know what they are, may not be too bothersome. C eye doc annually. ...Read more

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How do you live with eye floaters?

How do you live with eye floaters?

You just do, unless?: Floaters commonly and gradually develop over ones' life. They may be a nuisance, but adaptation to them is the norm. Unless a sudden occurrence of floaters with erratic light flashes &/or dark curtain blocking part of vision, then floaters are observed. If you do experience the above, then seek an eye md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Is it normal to see many eye floaters?

Vitreous Floaters: The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous. As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can you minimize seeing eye floaters?

Floaters: Floaters are most easily seen on a clear day against a clear background. They are less visible in dim light or on a cloudy day. Sunglasses may help. There is no medicine or eye drop to get rid of floaters, and surgery is not recommended. Most floaters will improve with time. ...Read more

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How many people (%) experience eye floaters?

How many people (%) experience eye floaters?

100%: Sooner or later, we all get this due to degeneration of the vitreos gel. If it occurs suddenly, especially with flashes, see ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more

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Floaters (Definition)

Floaters are transparent shapes that can sometimes seen floating in the visual field and are due to deposits in the fluid of the eye. They can be normal or ...Read more


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